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What Did Jesus Say About Things?

We all are looking for financial and material success. Who wouldn’t want a bigger house, nicer car, maybe a boat or some extra zeros in the bank account. All these things in themselves aren’t bad—yet they become “bad” when we look for satisfaction in these material things or when we start to think that we […]

What Did Jesus Say About Life? Part 2

Many of us hear the well-known parable of the Good Samaritan, and we take from it that we should help people who need help, even when we don’t stand to gain anything. But is that really what Jesus was saying? The context for the parable was a conversation between Jesus and a teacher of the […]

What Did Jesus Say About Life? Part 1

Many of us hear the well-known parable of the Good Samaritan, and we take from it that we should help people who need help, even when we don’t stand to gain anything. But is that really what Jesus was saying? The context for the parable was a conversation between Jesus and a teacher of the […]

What Did Jesus Say About Responsibility?, Part 2

What kind of soil are you? Jesus’ parable of the sower and the seed is probably one of His best known parables. The sower goes out and sows seed on a hard pathway, in shallow soil, thorny soil, and good soil. The point of the parable, however, isn’t really the sower or the seed—it’s the […]

What Did Jesus Say About Responsibility?, Part 1

What kind of soil are you? Jesus’ parable of the sower and the seed is probably one of His best known parables. The sower goes out and sows seed on a hard pathway, in shallow soil, thorny soil, and good soil. The point of the parable, however, isn’t really the sower or the seed—it’s the […]

What Did Jesus Say About Forgiveness?, Part 2

How would you feel if someone cancelled all your debt right now? Mortgage, car payments, student loans, hospital bills—all of it, washed clean. You’d be pretty relieved, right? And you’d probably be pretty expressive and exuberant when it comes to showing your gratitude. Now if I tell you that Jesus has cancelled all your sin […]

What Did Jesus Say About Forgiveness?, Part 1

How would you feel if someone cancelled all your debt right now? Mortgage, car payments, student loans, hospital bills—all of it, washed clean. You’d be pretty relieved, right? And you’d probably be pretty expressive and exuberant when it comes to showing your gratitude. Now if I tell you that Jesus has cancelled all your sin […]

What Did Jesus Say About Salvation?

While wineskins aren’t something we talk about today, they were so prevalent in Jesus’ day that He used the illustration of wineskins in a parable. The people in that day would have easily understood the practical advice that Jesus presented at a surface level, but what He was really talking about goes a lot deeper. […]

Deborah – How to Fight Your Battles

Every day we fight battles: teaching our kids to clean up their toys, dealing with difficult co-workers or family members, getting society to clean up the environment. But even though these battles are big, there is an even bigger war going on—a spiritual one. While we know that God is the ultimate victor, we live […]

Rahab – How to Start All Over Again

Have you ever felt wrongly judged? Rahab was someone who was judged for her outer appearance. A harlot, known for keeping brothels within Jericho, no one would have believed by simply looking at her that she was seeking God. Thankfully, God looks beyond what man sees to the desires of our hearts, and changes us […]

Miriam – How to Be a Servant Leader

If you’ve ever wondered what it looks like to be a servant of God, look to Miriam. Miriam served God using her gifts when she took on a willing, servant attitude. Miriam discovered that she had the gift of prophecy, and she used it where God called her—in leading the people of Israel to the […]

Sarah – How to Have a Good Attitude

When we think of someone with a good attitude, Abraham’s wife Sarah is probably not the first person who comes to mind. We might think of her arguments with Abraham, how she laughed at God’s good news, her harsh dealings with Hagar, how she lied to Pharaoh. But in 1 Peter 3, Peter commends Sarah as […]

Eve – How to Find Your Identity

Women throughout all of history have been trying to find their identities—through marriage, children, a career. But we can find our true identity and fulfillment only in our relationship with God. Eve had a unique opportunity to be with God in the Garden of Eden, and God revealed His intended work for her, what He […]

Comfort Through Unity

Jesus assumed that His disciples would faithfully fulfill the commission He had given them and that as a result there would be future generations of believers, including present day believers. So when He prayed for future believers His prayer included us! That He prayed for us is highly significant. What He prayed for us should be […]

Comfort Through Prayer

When faced with a crisis do you find yourself prepared knowing where to turn, or do you panic and simply react? As Jesus faced the reality of the cross, He instinctively turned to His Father in prayer. Is prayer your first line of defense in a crisis? In this teaching, Stuart Briscoe looks to Jesus’ […]

Comfort Through Grief

Dealing with grief and loss is something most people go through sometime in their lives. Trying to get through difficult situations on our own can leave us feeling hopeless and alone. The apostle Paul said, “We sorrow, but we do not sorrow as those who have no hope.” But is it possible for us to […]

Comfort Through the Spirit

Sometimes we try to understand how anything good can possibly come out of the bad things that happen to us. The disciples certainly felt like this when Jesus told them it was to their advantage that He would leave them via the Cross. The advantage of which He spoke to them is to our advantage […]

Comfort Through Trials

We know from personal experience that if something can go wrong, it will—and probably at the worst possible time. We navigate through all sorts of trials, but what if the trouble you face is because you’re a Christian? Jesus tells us not to be surprised when we face troubles, because the world around us loves […]

Comfort Through Relationship

Are you in a dead-end relationship? Disappointed because that “special person” doesn’t meet all of your needs? We hear about situations like these all the time. It’s clear we’re created as relational beings, so why do we struggle so much with relationships? In this message Stuart Briscoe teaches about the ultimate relationship that brings both […]

Comfort Through Trust

Have you ever experienced disappointed hope? To put all your trust in someone or something only to find they were untrustworthy—to be fooled and have your hope shattered. Maybe that’s why we tend to distrust rather than to trust. Jesus said, “Trust God, trust Me, don’t let your hearts be troubled.” But what does it […]

Praising in Pain, Part 2

Even when your theology aligns with the Bible and you recognize that sometimes the righteous are called to suffer, when pain and suffering come your way it can feel a bit like diving into cold water—it can take your breath away and test your faith. How do we cope while we wait for God to […]

Praising in Pain, Part 1

Even when your theology aligns with the Bible and you recognize that sometimes the righteous are called to suffer, when pain and suffering come your way it can feel a bit like diving into cold water—it can take your breath away and test your faith. How do we cope while we wait for God to […]

Waiting It Out

Suffering can seem like an endless battle, because as soon as you get in it, you just want to get out. Hours, days, weeks, months, or even years can go by and you’re still asking, “How long, oh Lord?” So what do you do when you’re in a seemingly endless season of hardship? In this […]

Trusting in Trouble, Part 2

When trouble comes your way, are you quick to question it? Have you ever gone so far as to question God Himself? The world can tempt us into asking, How could a loving God let something so terrible happen? Have you ever found yourself pondering that question? Instead of questioning the character of God, Job willingly received […]

Trusting in Trouble, Part 1

When trouble comes your way, are you quick to question it? Have you ever gone so far as to question God Himself? The world can tempt us into asking, How could a loving God let something so terrible happen? Have you ever found yourself pondering that question? Instead of questioning the character of God, Job willingly received […]

Weathering the Storms of Life, Part 2

Life is full of squalls—sudden unannounced and unexpected storms that can lead us to question if God is in control of our lives. Death, sickness, unemployment, broken relationships, fears and failures are some of the troubles Satan uses to swamp us with doubt, usually when we’re already stressed and exhausted. How do you respond when […]

Weathering the Storms of Life, Part 1

Life is full of squalls—sudden unannounced and unexpected storms that can lead us to question if God is in control of our lives. Death, sickness, unemployment, broken relationships, fears and failures are some of the troubles Satan uses to swamp us with doubt, usually when we’re already stressed and exhausted. How do you respond when […]

A Brighter Day Tomorrow

God allows us freedom to choose how we live, but He doesn’t allow us to choose the consequences of our decisions. That’s the painful lesson we see the people of Judah live through as they are under siege with rampant famine and plague. In such dire circumstances, is it possible to live with hope that […]

A Letter to Souls in Exile

Jeremiah never wanted to be a prophet. It broke his heart and endlessly frustrated him that the people of Judah would not heed his warnings of impending judgment. Even more heartbreaking for Jeremiah was living to see all that he warned about come to pass. But even as Judah is overtaken, we see that Jeremiah’s […]

The Potter’s House

Though the prophet Jeremiah stays on message and warns the people of Judah about God’s coming judgment, they ignore him and outright reject God’s offer of forgiveness, repentance, and reconciliation. What happens when the people of a nation want nothing to do with God and decide to do things their own way? In this message, […]

When God Speaks to a Nation

Too often, in troubled times, man tries to fix what only God can achieve. That’s what happened in Judah—the remaining remnant of Israel—as King Josiah recognized the spiritual descent of the people and implemented societal reforms in an effort to turn people back to God. But can legislated laws ever change people’s hearts? In this […]

The Reluctant Prophet Part 2

As a follower of Christ, do you feel out of place when people reject Him? Do you shy away from opportunities to share Christ with others? The truth is, we’ve been intentionally planted to demonstrate and articulate truth to hurting people. So why do many of us freeze up when faced with the opportunity to […]

The Reluctant Prophet Part 1

As a follower of Christ, do you feel out of place when people reject Him? Do you shy away from opportunities to share Christ with others? The truth is, we’ve been intentionally planted to demonstrate and articulate truth to hurting people. So why do many of us freeze up when faced with the opportunity to […]

How to Worship, Part 2

Is worshiping God the central focus of your life? Well, if it isn’t, it should be. In this message, Jill Briscoe looks at the book of Exodus and focuses on the tabernacle that Moses built to help us gain a better understanding of what it really means to worship God.

How to Worship, Part 1

Is worshiping God the central focus of your life? Well, if it isn’t, it should be. In this message, Jill Briscoe looks at the book of Exodus and focuses on the tabernacle that Moses built to help us gain a better understanding of what it really means to worship God.

How to Discover My Gifts, Part 2

What kind of spiritual gifts do you have? For many of us, it’s hard to know. But it’s easier than you think to discover the wonderful gifts God has given you. In this message, Jill explains how by just looking at our lives and our day to day activities we can discover how to use […]

How to Discover My Gifts, Part 1

What kind of spiritual gifts do you have? For many of us, it’s hard to know. But it’s easier than you think to discover the wonderful gifts God has given you. In this message, Jill explains how by just looking at our lives and our day to day activities we can discover how to use […]

How to Obey the Bible, Part 2

Many of us live a Christian life that’s like a saggy bed. We’re rock firm on one end and rock firm on the other. We know we’ve accepted Christ, and we know we’re going to heaven when we die. But we sag in the middle. So how do we fix the sag? In this message, […]

How to Obey the Bible, Part 1

Many of us live a Christian life that’s like a saggy bed. We’re rock firm on one end and rock firm on the other. We know we’ve accepted Christ, and we know we’re going to heaven when we die. But we sag in the middle. So how do we fix the sag? In this message, […]

How to Witness

When you think of witnessing, what comes to mind? Many think witnessing is scary and intimidating. Others think it’s something that just pastors and ministry leaders should do. But God believes witnessing is everyone’s job, and He has given each and every one of us the tools to do it. In this message, Jill explains […]

What Is God Really Like? Part 2

People become remarkably imaginative about God.  But Scripture says, “Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, neither has entered into the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love Him, but God has revealed them to us by His Spirit.” Not speculation, not imagination – but revelation. God is in the […]

What Is God Really Like? Part 1

People become remarkably imaginative about God.  But Scripture says, “Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, neither has entered into the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love Him, but God has revealed them to us by His Spirit.” Not speculation, not imagination – but revelation. God is in the […]

What Do You Want Me to Do, God? Part 2

God's Will

How does God want you to live your life? Although you don’t have to do anything to earn His favor, God still desires you to live in a way that glorifies Him and brings honor to His name. In this message, Stuart Briscoe takes you to Romans 12:1-2 to share what exactly God wants you to do […]

What Do You Want Me to Do, God? Part 1

God's Will

How does God want you to live your life? Although you don’t have to do anything to earn His favor, God still desires you to live in a way that glorifies Him and brings honor to His name. In this message, Stuart Briscoe takes you to Romans 12:1-2 to share what exactly God wants you to do […]

Finding God’s Will for Me, Part 2

God's Will

“What is God’s will for my life?” It’s a serious question that is asked by believers of all ages facing all kinds of decisions and uncertainty. As Jill Briscoe explains, you cannot know the will of God until you find God and get to know Him personally—or at least slow down long enough for Him to […]

Finding God’s Will for Me, Part 1

God's Will

“What is God’s will for my life?” It’s a serious question that is asked by believers of all ages facing all kinds of decisions and uncertainty. As Jill Briscoe explains, you cannot know the will of God until you find God and get to know Him personally—or at least slow down long enough for Him to […]

Be Wise About the Will of God

God's Will

Are you living for yourself or for God? That’s a great question to answer when you’re struggling to understand God’s will for your life. He really is amazingly clear about His purpose and will for the life of the believer. But finding clarity means setting yourself apart from conventional worldly thinking and sharply focusing on […]

The Holy Spirit of Prayer

God's Will

When we pray, most of us spend a lot of time praying for ourselves, our family, and our friends. Those are all good things to pray for. But there’s much more that God wants us to pray about. Prayer allows us to interact with all three members of the Trinity at the same time and […]

Gideon, Part 2

Gideon was once a fearful and hopeless man who openly questioned God during a difficult period. So he seemed to be quite an unlikely candidate when the Angel of the Lord came to him with an incredibly important mandate. In this message, Stuart Briscoe uses the story of Gideon to dispel any preconceived standards we […]

Gideon, Part 1

Gideon was once a fearful and hopeless man who openly questioned God during a difficult period. So he seemed to be quite an unlikely candidate when the Angel of the Lord came to him with an incredibly important mandate. In this message, Stuart Briscoe uses the story of Gideon to dispel any preconceived standards we […]